Welfare Notes - June 2012

June, 2012

When Your Eligibility and Coverage Will Terminate

If an Active Participant fails to work sufficient time during the eligibility period, eligibility and coverage will terminate.  Please contact the Plan office if you have any questions about your eligibility.  If you intend to be off work for a significant period of time or need to be off for personal reasons contact the Plan office to check on your eligibility status.

Your eligibility and coverage will terminate when you retire or surrender your rights to ship.  The eligibility will terminate in the month you retire or the month after you surrender your shipping rights even if you have worked sufficient time to earn eligibility beyond your retirement date or the date you surrender your shipping rights.

If you have active eligibility and are enrolled in a plan you may extend your coverage by making COBRA payments unless you are eligible for Medicare.  Federal Law sets the COBRA rates at 2% above the current active monthly premium rate.  COBRA rates are also subject to change at times of contract renewal. As an alternative, you may wish to check individual plan rates.

If you become Unfit For Duty while you have active coverage, please have your doctor forward Unfit For Duty information to the SUP Welfare Plan.  Your eligibility and coverage may be extended.

Michelle Chang, Administrator  
Patty Martin  
Virginia Briggs, Claims   
Michael Jacyna, Eligibility